North Bergen mayoral candidate Larry Wainstein hit back at Mayor Nick Sacco after the latter attempted to link the challenger to former Gov. Chris Christie Monday.
“Sacco is at it again, telling the public one thing and doing another,” Wainstein said, “Sacco is working in lockstep with Christie’s best friend and closest political ally to bring a Power Plant to North Bergen. Furthermore, Sacco’s running mate Frank Gargiulo is a lifelong Republican and the Chairman of the North Bergen Republican Party. Gargiulo supported Christie and Kim Guadagno and he is an active supporter of Donald Trump.”
Gargiulo, a former Republican assemblyman and former Hudson County Republican chairman, serves as North Bergen’s public works commissioner. He’s running on a slate with Sacco, who is seeking reelection along with all four of the city’s incumbent commissioners.
Wainstein also took aim at Jeffrey Chiesa, a former U.S. Senator who was appointed by Christie to fill U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s seat after the latter died of pneumonia in 2013, over his push for a power plant in North Bergen.
“Sacco and Gargiulo are the poster children for reckless disregard of taxpayers’ money. Now they are acting with reckless disregard for the health, welfare, and safety of the public by working with Christie’s pals to build a Power Plant that will dump 6.4 million pounds of toxic chemicals into our water, air, and soil every single year,” Wainstein said.